2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Glimpse of Life Around the World
Photography has been a great medium to capture the memorable moments to provide an everlasting joy. Every year various photography contests give the world some amazing photographs of life around the globe. This year too, over 345,000 photographs were entered into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.
The photographs were allowed entry across the four divisions of the competition and the best single images from the Open contest’s 10 categories have been announced. From the African wilderness to protesters in South America, the winning photographs are an exhibit of the beauty of life around the globe.
Each one of the 10 winners provide a unique perspective on the world in various categories including Wildlife, Landscape, Travel, Street Photography, Motion, and Culture. The winning photographers come from six various countries, with Australia having a particular stronghold. Australian photographers won top marks in the Landscape, Culture, and Travel categories.
The winner will receive $5,000 and have the chance to be named Open Photographer of the Year. The winner will be announced via social media on June 9, 2020.
Here are a few top runners of the winning entries from the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards Open shortlist.
This Sunny-side up egg is part of an investigation into the textures and shapes that can be created using compressed flour.
In “Life on Mars”, the full spectrum with an Infrared Chrome filter transformed this wild mountain landscape of the high peaks of Chamonix into another dimension.
“Fighting for the Planet.” The UK Student Climate Network blocking Westminster Bridge during a school Climate Strike.
Incredible beauty of Metamorphosis in the summer of 2019 in the Baltic states, Russia.
“Oh, I’ll play later. I’m gonna go for a swim first.” Diving dog in an outdoor pool in Colorado, USA.
A high tide combined with the strong winds hitting the harbor wall at Newhaven in East Sussex, UK.
“Blending unique colors and powerful presence.” Depicting the beauty of a woman from ethnic Hmong group living mainly in China and Southeast Asia.
Moment of beauty after a downpour. A zebra crossing, an umbrella and a lone figure combine to present a colorful composition for this photograph.
Roof pool in Singapore, November 2019. “The Pool” presents a brilliant color contrast in this picture.
One of the longest trains in the world, the photographer stood on the iron-ore train in Mauritania to take this shot.
“Standing tall.” The Photographer visited Fiumara d’Arte, an open museum in Sicily, showcasing sculptures made by contemporary artists.
“Going Down”, depicts the demolition of four massive cooling towers of Ironbridge Power Station that took 10 seconds, in Shropshire, England.
Protesting in Latin America. The unrest range from a proposed end to fuel subsidies in Ecuador to a rise in metro fares in Chile, and feelings of inequality and a general lack of opportunity in Colombia.
Protesting against plastic pollution, photographer exhibits the “Dead Nature”.
Warm welcome Aussies extend to overseas artists in an Iggy Pop concert in Sydney Opera House, Australia.
‘Mirror image’. A solitary iceberg, set against the fjord walls in Northeast Greenland National Park.
“Just cleaning each other up.” Two cheetahs licking the bloodstains off of each other’s faces after eating an antelope.
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